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Monday, April 11, 2011

~ Robin's Nest ~ Bill Hardey ~ Pork Loin Chops & Couscous ~

Good 40ยบ drippy morning. Got rain in the night. Heard it about 4am. Maybe 1/8". Looks like a little dusting of snow on my mountain top.
Yesterday I was looking out the window and saw a couple of Tom turkeys wandering around in the backyard. The gray squirrel was in the bucket having himself some corn.... One turkey walked onto the porch, nosed around, then looked in the bucket. HE JUMPED! And then Mr. Squirrel LEAPT at him! Both of them off and running in different directions! OMG, I was howling with laughter! What a riot.
My friend CarolynT sent this...
It's a Robin in her nest with eggs, then hatchlings. Amazing.
The last scene is something else!
Yesterday I had a call from Patsy (wife of the late great Avalon Fire Chief, Jack Goslin) and sadly she told me our old friend Bill Hardey passed away from lung cancer.
Bill was a 'gentle giant'. Super nice guy!  Jerry nicknamed him, 'Hardly'. A Deputy on Catalina for some time and formerly worked at Altadena Station.  He, like Jerry, loved shooting and it was apropos he died on 4-10 (a shotgun caliber). I'm sure he and Jerry are doing a lot of catching up! RIP Billy.
And if you calculated your "days old" on yesterday's blog then this will be of interest:
Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Last night we had a fire and were very snuggy while the wind howled outside...

As you can see, Mr. Harley takes over my chair... so I sit on the couch! Lord knows I don't want to disturb him.
Dinner was pork loin chops with a dry rub and grill by 'Mr. Foreman'. The dry rub was 1 T. seasoned salt, 1/2 t. cayenne pepper, 1 t. sage, 1 T. paprika, and 1/2 t. black pepper.
I made the dried tomato couscous, then added a can of whole kernel corn, can of black olives, can of sliced mushrooms, and a can of green beans with potatoes.
It all came out extremely yummy.......
..... and I finally got around to that beer!
Historically this date....
1865President Abraham Lincoln makes his last public speech.
1968 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
1970Apollo 13 is launched.
1976 – The Apple I is created.
And births this date include...
1913Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (d. 2006)
1916 – Howard W. Koch, American film director (d. 2001)
  He directed some great films!
Married to Robert 18 years and he died in 1968..she never remarried.
1932Joel Grey, American singer and actor  
Father of Jennifer Grey

.... and today is friend Tom Flores birthday...
(with his bride.. Debbie)
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥HAPPY♥BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU♥¸¸.•*¨♥†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♫♪ ♪♫•♥♥†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♥ ♥♪♫•*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥†♥†♥ ♥HAPPY♥♪♫•♥BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUU†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♥ ¨*•♫♪♥HAPPY♥♪♫•♥BIRTHDAY DEAR TOMMMMMMMMMEEEEEE♥*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ~ ♥ ♥;)♥†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♥♥†♥¨*•♫♪♥HAPPY♥♪♫•♥BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUU♥*¨†♥ ♥†♥†♥

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday!
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
April 11th
National Pet Day